The research endowment has been made possible by charitable funds and individual donations derived from the annual campaign, specifically targeted for research. The intent of the research endowment is to use a portion of the interest derived from these funds to support basic and applied research in exercise science. The primary goal is to fund mechanistic, hypothesis driven, basic and applied research. A $10,000 grant is available and is applicable to all relevant fields of exercise science. Funding is primarily targeted for new or junior investigators, within 7 years of attaining a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.). It is the intent of this grant to provide seed money support after which further funding would be sought from other sources. Applications should clearly describe if the aims are achieved in the pilot, and how the data will be used in future grant applications. Only one application per person is allowed.
Applicants for student research grants must have graduate student status during the term of the grant to be considered for funding. Applicants must be current members of ACSM at the time of submitting an application to be funded. Grants are open to all ACSM members, including international members. However, the NASA initiative is open to U.S. residents only.
The application for 2017-2018 funding will be hosted on the new ACSM Foundation Applicant portal. Check back on Monday, October 24 for the link to create a portal account. Prior to the RFP period, it is the ACSM Foundation policy to not share application information.
You may contact the Research Administration and Programs Department regarding this grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.